Author rhettinger
Recipients Serge Anuchin, mark.dickinson, pitrou, r.david.murray, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, skrah, steven.daprano, tim.peters, vstinner
Date 2015-07-11.22:52:36
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FWIW, here are some variants (with differing degrees of brevity, clarity, and performance):

   def choice(self, seq):
        """Choose a random element from a non-empty sequence."""
        n = len(seq)
        i = int(self.random() * n)
        if i == n:
            i = n - 1
        return seq[i]

    def choice(self, seq):
        """Choose a random element from a non-empty sequence."""
        try:
            return seq[int(self.random() * len(seq))]                                                                                                         
        except IndexError:
            return seq[-1]

    def choice(self, seq):
        """Choose a random element from a non-empty sequence."""
        n = len(seq)
        return seq[min(int(self.random() * n), n-1)]
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